Anyway, back to the worm. It was discovered 2.4km beneath the Atlantic by a remotely-operated submersible between Iceland and the Azores. The new species of deep sea acorn worm has large lips on either side of its head which reminded scientists of the Jedi master's large ears. That's why they came up with the name Yoda purpurata.
Speaking from his disgusting hovel on the planet Dagobah, Yoda said, "Proud of worm am I, yes. But focus on my large ears, they do. Like being back at school, it is, yes. Big eared toad, called me at Jedi primary school, they did. So Jedi mind tricked their lunch money into my pocket, I did. Last laugh, had I." We've no idea what he was babbling on about to be honest.
The Daily Slap sent our work experience slave off to interview the Yoda purpurata in the Atlantic ocean. We couldn’t afford to rent a remotely-operated submersible but we bought him a snorkel, a pair of speedos and a canoe. We've not heard from him since.
As with anything from the Star Wars universe, the Yoda purpurata has suddenly become a massive collector's item. They're already selling on eBay for upwards of £250 and if you've got one with its original lightsaber you’re looking at double that. And if your Yoda purpurata still has its original lightsaber and is still in the box, you can retire tomorrow.
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